Elton John held a star-studded gala last night to honor prominent supporters of his AIDS foundation and he spoke about the latest efforts to prevent the disease and end a continuing stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
Serving as emcee for the gala -- called An Enduring Vision -- was CNN anchor and talk show host Anderson Cooper. Among those attending were John's partner David Furnish, legendary singer Smokey Robinson, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin and New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo. Awards were presented to several honorees recognized for their contributions to the ongoing mission of the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Established nearly two decades ago, John's global foundation helps raise money for innovative HIV/AIDS prevention programs, as well as efforts to end stigma and discrimination and increase services for people living with the disease.
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